Modeling Rainfall Erosivity by Measured Drop-Size Distributions

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The study of the detachment of soil particles due to rainfall erosivity requires knowledge of the energetic characteristics of the precipitation. In this paper, following a review of both the drop-size distribution (DSD) proposed by one researcher and the corresponding relationship for evaluating the kinetic power of rainfall, the reliability of that researcher’s DSD using the size distributions of raindrops detected by an optical disdrometer installed at Palermo (Sicily) is experimentally tested. Finally, an experimental verification of both the relationship proposed by two separate research teams for evaluating the specific and unit rainfall kinetic energy is carried out.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine7
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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